It’s hard to be future-minded when we are immersed in our present and influenced by our past. Understanding future global trends is urgent and important for today’s school leaders. It helps schools shift their thinking to re-imagine, re-define, re-design, and recreate with the future in mind. This keynote will share the knowledge, competencies and mindsets that today’s school leaders need to lead and guide their schools into the future.
Bio: Dr. Shabbi Luthra has worked for over three decades in various teaching and leadership roles in the field of Educational Technology in international schools. Her expertise includes envisioning, deploying, and providing guidance in the areas of technology integration programs, staff development, building technology leadership at all levels of a school, and planning and managing change and transitions in schools. Her work is focused on the development of stakeholder ownership of technology integration, and on the creation of technology-enriched learning environments that support students’ acquisition of skills for their future. She has led research in 1-to-1 learning programs and along with Dr. Damian Bebell started the International Research Collaborative, a consortium of international schools researching their laptop programs. She presents workshops and seminars at conferences around the world and provides consultative advice to schools on technology planning, tech integration, and implementing laptop/tablet programs. She has served as Director of Research and Development at the American School of Bombay and has led educators to study, design, prototype, and research new designs of schooling and sustainable innovation for relevant learning. She is leading the use of data to inform learning in schools through the design of learning analytics and data visualizations in the Learning Analytics Collaborative. She is also the founder of the ASB Online Academy, a premier online school that supports learning for adults, students and educators. One of Shabbi’s graduate degrees is an M.Ed (Curriculum & Instruction) from the University of Houston. She also holds a doctorate from Boston University in the area of Educational Media and Technology. She is currently the founder and CEO of Consilience, a global innovation consultancy that guides schools in designing systems and practices for an accelerating change environment.